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Press Releases

December 8, 2022: Archive Shows How Fentanyl Promotion Helped Drive Opioid Epidemic
via UCSF News, via Johns Hopkins University News

October 14, 2022: New Industry Documents Highlight Role of Pharmacies in Driving Opioid Epidemic
via UCSF News, via Johns Hopkins University News

June 30, 2022: New Documents Show McKinsey’s Role in Opioid Epidemic
via UCSF News, via Johns Hopkins University News

May 10, 2022: Opioid Industry Archive Releases 1.4 Million Documents from Leading Opioid Maker Implicated in Drug Crisis
via UCSF News, via Johns Hopkins University News

March 24, 2021: UCSF and Johns Hopkins University Launch Digital Trove of Opioid Industry Documents
via UCSF News, via Johns Hopkins University News

OIDA in the News

Corporate Strategy, National Tragedy. (Robin Buller, UCSF Magazine, Winter 2024).

McKinsey: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. (HBO, October 22, 2023).

McKinsey pitched Purdue Pharma Canada on plan to boost opioid sales in 2014, memo reveals. (Robert Fife; Steven Chase; Bill Curry. The Globe and Mail, June 19, 2023).

Sacklers Gave Millions to Institution That Advises on Opioid Policy. (Christina Jewett. The New York Times, April 23, 2023).

McKinsey Consulted VA While Advising Opioid Makers to Target Agency for Sales. (Alexander Gladstone. Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2023).

'Eat what you kill': How a fentanyl drugmaker bribed doctors, harmed patients and collected millions. (Ken Alltucker. USA Today, Dec 8, 2022).

Going for Broke: How corporate chiefs dodge lawsuits over sexual abuse and deadly products. (Mike Spector; Benjamin Lesser; Disha Raychaudhuri; Dan Levine; Kristina Cooke. Reuters, November 7, 2022).

Documents detail how pharmacy giants Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart failed patients in the opioid crisis. (Lev Facher, Kate Sheridan, and Ed Silverman. STAT, Oct 14, 2022).

Documenting Pharma’s Role in the Opioid Crisis. (Kellie Schmitt, Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine, Oct 4, 2022).

How The CEO Of A Leading LGBTQ Rights Group Played A Role During The Opioid Crisis. (Molly Redden, Huffington Post, July 21, 2022).

Behind the Scenes, McKinsey Guided Companies at the Center of the Opioid Crisis. (Chris Hamby and Michael Forsythe, The New York Times, June 29, 2022).

Inside the sales machine of the ‘kingpin’ of opioid makers. (Meryl Kornfield, Scott Higham and Steven Rich, The Washington Post, May 10, 2022)

McKinsey Opened a Door in Its Firewall Between Pharma Clients and Regulators. (Chris Hamby, Walter Bogdanich, Michael Forsythe and Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, The New York Times, April 13, 2022).

UCSF, Johns Hopkins release documents shining light on opioid crisis (San Francisco Chronicle, March 24, 2021)

Universities launch opioid litigation archive to ‘ensure history doesn’t repeat itself’ (STAT, March 24, 2021)

Vast Trove Of Big Pharma's Opioid Records Launches Online (Law360, March 24, 2021)

Want Details on Opioid Makers' Misdeeds? Go Here (MedPage Today, April 6, 2021)